Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is notes of apple juice, caramel, light notes of beef broth and plastic, hint of fusel alcohol (bug spray). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Well, Iíll be darned, one of the few Crispins Iíve tried with no trace of ammonia. Some fusel alcohol in the background, and other mild off notes, but no ammonia. I mean, sure, itís still an ultra-simple apply juicy cider with zero allure, but considering most of their products score under 1.0, this was better than expected.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow color with almost no head. Apples (well of course), with a dry finish.
drpimento (3075) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I do pick up the brett in the aroma, like the commercial deScription says, but Iím so skeptical of the big brewers that I suspect it wasnít put there naturally, only as an extract/additive or some such. Carbonation was a bit soft here where more would help cut the sweetness.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Can. Iíve had multiple four packs of this now and I must say I think itís a decent value. Itís not a really fair or good representation of the English apples, but it is a nicely tart, slightly astrigent balanced, and not overly sweet cider in a can for a decent price. The aroma is pretty classic, a bit cottony. The flavors are general good, thereís some light spicy biting quality mid palate and some pear-like sweetness in the finish. Decent.
altonbrownd (5450) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ATR Bethesda. Golden body with no head at all. Nose is freshly cut apples, toast and sweet. Taste also lots of apples, some skunk and fruits. Thin texture.
ajnepple (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz can into glass at Braun Taphaus & Grille. Gold and clear appearance with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is mostly sweet apples with notes of pear, earth and oak. Average body with a light tart finish. OK.
Huhzubendah (3440) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange / yellow body with a thin, bubbly head. Sour apples, a hint of vinegar. Sugary with a tart finish. Akin to a sweeter white wine in some ways. Decent, but not my thing.
onceblind (6999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark golden with no head. Musty nose with a dash of honey and red and golden apple. Clean flavor with a semi dry and bittersweet apple flavor. Not shabby. Dry enough but not too crisp.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. Pours a nice amber color, fizzy head htat quickly dissipates. The smell is sweet apple, cidre vinegar, apple skin, some vanilla. Flavor is is sweet and like unfermented cidre upfront but the finish is crisp and dry. Nice fizzy carbonation, some vinous notes, not much yeast character. Decent cider.
slowrunner77 (9925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"when youíre in the mood for fruit, but not really. in the mood for champagne, but not really. in the mood for a light white wine, but with carbonation. light apple, slightly musky, light and refreshing. tart and ever so slightly sweet. nice on a hot summer night."
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, no head. Smell is apple juice, wood, and a touch of band aid funk. Perhaps an old can? Taste is slightly funky, with some malty grainy flavor in addition to the obvious apple flavor along with a touch of oak flavor. Kind of dry as well with a tannin like quality. Thinnish body and light carbonation.